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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 121 Ratings

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  1. Dec 11, 2012
    8
    This is a great album. Is it Foo Fighters' best, hmmm not really, but it is still excellent. The main single and first track - The pretender, will be a classic for years to come. Other gems include the quick rising build-up songs - Let it die, Come alive and But honestly, the casual and catchy - Summer's end and Long road to ruin and the stunningly beautiful acoustic ballad - Stranger things have happened. I would recommend this album to all Foo fighter fans, fans of Rock music and well...all general music lovers. Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2011
    8
    I'm not a major Foo Fighters fan - appreciate some of their best tracks but overall wouldn't be a favourite of mine, however this is a really good album. Probably the bands most consistent from start to finish.
  3. Mar 15, 2011
    7
    Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace is not the best album ever, but it's not bad either. A good handful of songs in this album. Opens up with the rock anthem "The Pretender" that is easily Foo Fighters heaviest song. Dave Grohl's vocals sound more matured in this album also. All In All, Each song is good, not great, and certainly not bad either. B
  4. Apr 18, 2011
    5
    I want to like the Foo Fighters cos when they write a good song, I am right into it, and when they play live, I am right there with them, but for some reasonthere seems a whole lot of filler here that really could have been culled, but I guess that can be said for the majoriy of the Foos releases.
  5. Apr 1, 2011
    10
    By far the most enjoyable and mature album in the Foo Fighter's canon, "Echoes Silence Patience & Grace" has some of the catchiest and rocking songs in "the Pretender" or "Erase/Replace." This is the most complete album by the Foos, and each song seems carefully placed in the album for a reason. "Home" may be the best song Dave Grohl has ever written. Simply put, if you don't enjoy this album, you won't enjoy much else by the Foo Fighters, and you'd be hard pressed to call yourself a fan. Expand
  6. j30
    Sep 28, 2011
    8
    It doesn't all come together, but it's high points are some of Foo Fighter's most inventive songs to date.
  7. Nov 21, 2011
    9
    This has become one of my favourate albums, especially songs like: "Stranger things have happened" and "Home". Though Im not really pleased with songs like "the Pretender" and "Summers end" because theyre too commercial.
  8. Jul 8, 2012
    10
    excellent album all around. what really makes this one stand out is its attention to dynamics, much like The Colour and the Shape. its blend of alternative with folk rock gives the sound something new and fresh for the Foo Fighters. great balance in song choice; ending with "Home" leaves the listener with the urge to replay the entire album once again.
  9. Mar 8, 2013
    9
    Foo Fighters never stop making great music. This is another example of good rock. One of their best album with some of their greatest songs (The Pretender, Long Road To Ruin, Let It Die). Well Done!
  10. Nov 9, 2013
    4
    Echoes feels, in retrospect, a bit of a step backwards for Foo Fighters after the better In Your Honor. This time, the acoustic songs don't match the melodic beauty of "Miracle" and instead just end up being background/supermarket music. Rock-wise, the album too misses the mark "The Pretender" is just like "One By One" in that it tries to change the laws of physics, but overproduction stilts the song. "Long Road To Ruin" performs the "Times Like These" role well though, as a tuneful guitar ditty that is easy to enjoy. Again, overall the band sounds too slick and restricted by the studio songs like "Erase/Replace" probably sound a lot more energetic live. As an album band though? Pass on them, sorry. Expand
  11. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    the best foo fighters album, a real foo fighters, full of guitar solos in many greatest song like long road to ruin, come alive summer's end, the best foo fighters is brillant
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 80
    It's charming, understated and has to be heard in context. [Oct 2007, p.100]
  2. By and large this is as consistent a record as the Foo Fighters have ever made.
  3. They're sounding less and less relatable, leaving us pining not just for the days of a little grunge trio from Seattle, but for the relentlessly catchy and charismatic Dave Grohl of the Foos' still-fantastic self-titled debut and the better half of "The Colour and the Shape."